I am assuming you mean floor tiles?
Do you prefer plastic or linoleum type, natural, or ceramic?
What is on the floor now?:..wood sub-flooring, or tiles?..cement?. carpeting?..
What does dising mean?
Mainly, if you want to go cheap, remember that you do not
have to use conventional materials, you can be creative.
Here are several unconventional, fun ideas:
*For a 'flagstone' appearance, adhere torn-off,
crumpled natural brown paper bags
to cement floor in irregular formation with satin-finish polyurethane.
(One woman did this to her floor years ago, and it lasted 20 years,
--and NO one knew that it wasn't real flagstone!)
*Paint the floor in a unique design (copy something off from art in
a card store or favorite fabric print), and clear-coat it with non-yellowing
*Use polyurethane satin finish to glue down and coat favorite fabric cuttings
any preferred shape or design (even small or large mosaic)..,"spotting" here and
there with gold or silver leaf (there is also artificial type with nice brilliance)..
..then clear coat with the same polyurethane.
*Go to the craft store and look at all the memory book decorative papers
you can buy by the sheet, and choose some that you can trim to your desired
measurements, and glue down to the floor or walls with polyurethane.
To find out what colors and designs your wife prefers--including
look through home decorating magazines and pick her brain about why she
does or doesn't prefer different 'looks'.
*Another thing that can be done on a floor that many don't consider,
is to take a thin sheet of 1/8" masonite, and pad it with quilt batting
(one side, plus over the edge a little bit).
And then,...wrap it in a favorite upholstery or even silky curtain fabric
(....yes, it's ok to
walk on it(!)--go ahead, dANCe on it!!) .
Finishing it with stain protect-ant,
The fabric can be made to be removable and
machine-washable, and can be secured to the floor with
industrial strength velcro tabs. Or back the sections with non-slip mesh
(sold for use for under rugs,
or in kitchen cupboards and drawers to stop items from shifting and slipping around).
You can upholster-cover just one sheet, maybe 6'X8', or go multiples, in sizes as small as
1' to 3' or 4' in groups---or the whole floor!, or do a long hallway in 2-1/2'X8'....even 20'! --up
against the walls, or 'centered', with a little exposed floor at the edges.
Whatever you do, the earth is you oyster, and conventional boundaries should
never hold you back from doing something that's never been used before.
I recently bought place mats to cut and make floor tiles..I often go to thrift stores to
buy things to cut up into whatever I what to convert it to as well.
*You can even press large leaves like from a banana tree to dry flat and adhere to
the floor with polyurethane or resin. After it dries, buff or plane off high spots, and finish
with a final coat. This can also be wood-stained or color-stained after gluing down
*Stamping designs on with rubber or foam stamps is also another option.
The sky's the limit.
*You can add glitters, flecks and pigment colorings to the clear-coat urethane as well,
--why stop at boring?
Do you have a bored artist friend? Let them play with your floor (within reason of course).
Just remember, whatever can be done on a canvas can be done
on a floor or wall, or ceiling.
Artist, design, crafter...